Dowdell Family Genealogy Forum
Hello do not know if this helps but do not limit the spelling of the last name to just DOWDELL, add DOWDLE, DOWDALL, and lots more to it also because my guys were in WASHINGTON Co., Pa. and in BROOKE COUNTY, West Va. And I found that they were all related with spellings that were all different but the same family. The reason I answered your post cause some of them were also in Chillicothe, OHIO in 1844. There was one JOSEPH whose father was Absolem Dowdall. He had three siters also but they lived in Pa. Just thought I would add that the names I copied from Orphans Court Records of Washington Co., Pa. August 1844.
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